Sunday, June 25, 2006

The Fall - 30th Aniversary


There can be very few bands who can claim to have been active for no less than thirty years and still sound as fresh as the day they were born. In fact the only one I can think of is The Fall. Perhaps it's got something to do with the fact that Mark E. Smith seems to sack band members as one of his favorite pastimes, or perhaps it's more to do with the fact that Smith is a complete one off. Over the last three decades he has stubbornly refused to follow trends or sell out to the powers that be. Over the last couple of years he has even gone as far as walking off stage half way through just because he felt like it and on the last tour cancelling gigs at very late notice. As annoying as Mark E. Smith can be you just have to admire his unshakeable attitude and self belief.
This is a recording of the recent 30th anniversary gig which took place at the New Century Hall in Manchester on 10th June. It's apparently the 30th anniversary of the original line up, Mark E. Smith, Una Baines, Martin Bramah and Tony Friel going to see The Sex Pistols in June 1976.
Although this is an audience recording the sound quality is pretty good.
Enjoy.


Scenario
Assume
Pacifying Joint
Theme From Sparta FC
Mountain Energei
Reformation
What About Us ?
I Can Hear The Grass Grow
Wrong Place, Right Time
Bo Demmick
White Line Fever
Mr Pharmacist
Blindness
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Midnight in Aspen
Systematic Abuse

10 comments:

  1. Link doesn't work!!

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  2. franck.j10:37 am

    The download link is wrong...

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  3. Sorry about that. Should be fine now.

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  4. still no worky I'm afraid.

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  5. Seems to work fine for me. Is anyone else having problems?

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  6. doesn't work for me, either :(

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  7. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I can't wait to listen to this Manchester show. I saw the Fall perform in a small club in San Francisco last month. The band had only been playing together for about a week and it was an excellent show. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. is that your private ftp login info in the link?

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  9. Anonymous4:47 pm

    Any chance of putting this link up again? Went to the gig and remembered it being a doozy especially encore of Systematic Abuse.

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  10. Anonymous9:13 am

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